Jennifer Penny

Phone: 469-752-6141


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science in Education (2006) University of North Texas, TX Curriculum and Instruction & Gifted and Talented Education Bachelor of Science in Education (2001) Henderson State University, AR Elementary Education & Middle School English

Jennifer Penny

I went through Plano ISD schools as a student, attending Dooley Elementary, Armstrong Middle School, Williams High School, and I graduated from Plano East Senior High. After college, I began teaching at Rice Middle School in 2001. During my time here, I have taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English, PACE humanities, and reading.

Like so many teachers, I come from a family of educators.  My mother was a science teacher for over 33 years.  My father was a band director and eventually went into district administration.  My brother is actually the band director here at Rice!  My sister-in-law is also a band director, so our entire family seems to be in education!

My favorite aspect of being a teacher is the fact that no two days are ever the same.  I also love building relationships with my students, and nothing makes me happier than visiting with former students so I can hear all about how they've grown and changed over the years.  

Teacher Schedule

  • 1st period: English 8

    2nd period: Academic Connections

    3rd period: Conference/Planning

    4th period: Honors English 8

    5th period: Honors English 8

    6th period: Honors English 8

    7th period: English 8

Tutorial Schedule

  • Tuesday PM (3:35-4:00 pm)

    Friday AM (7:50-8:15 am)

    *Other times by appointment